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The AFP provides 16 major news services, which are verified and broadcast in real time.

Thanks to its international network and editorial expertise, the AFP is able to provide high quality text services to press, audiovisual, mobile and online news professionals.

Spain PM backs solidarity with Greece but 'not without responsibility'

Spain's conservative Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Monday said he backed aid for Greece but not without "responsibility" and reforms on Athens' part, a day after Greeks voted decisively against more austerity in a referendum.

  1. 5.000
    dispatches, 1.250 as illustrated articles, per day
  2. 6
    major languages

    French, English, Spanish, Arabic, German, Portuguese

  3. 23
    formats

    Stories delivered in XML format Metadata for optimal integration.

5000 dispatches, 1250 as illustrated articles, per day, 6 majors languages

The AFP’s text services provide everything from breaking news to features, reports, interviews and profiles.

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All news categories are covered, with a particular focus on politics, economics, sport and social issues.

All stories are subject to our rigorous rules on verification, contextualisation and perspective.

AFP journalists on the ground in France and around the world, at times of war and peace, constantly strive to meet the expectations of news professionals in terms of speed and reliability.

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Each and everyday, an average of :

French: 1.500 stories
English: 700 stories
Spanish: 400 stories
Arabic: 250 stories
Deutsch: 200 stories
Portuguese: 150 stories

 

Coverage which is both regional and international

AFP covers both international and regional news. This is why every text service has its own specific regional identity combining world news and news from the continent and area where it is based.
AFP’s text services regularly publish editorial calendars and memos that enable our customers to plan news coverage. Regional agendas list major events scheduled to take place the following day, week and month. Detailed regional coverage forecasts are also updated and made available several times per day.
AFP’s network is present in 150 countries throughout the world. The Agency has some 2,200 employees, of 80 different nationalities who keep constant watch on developments, from a multicultural perspective. The responsiveness of the Agency’s network means that teams can be moved quickly to global hotspots.

AFP’s text products can be used either via access to the complete content of one or more services, or via a category based selection in one or more languages, according to client needs.

AFP’s text services are covered by a global news reporting policy, which also includes the photo, video, graphics and multimedia services.

Thousands of customers all over the world use AFP’s text services on a daily basis to meet their various needs:

  • News professionals
  • Suppliers and integrators of mobile and multimedia services
  • Companies and Institutions
  • Public screen network operators
  • Available languages: French, English, Spanish, Arabic, German, Portuguese
  • Metadata: keywords, IPTC, financial codes. All AFP stories contain themed keywords describing the key news points, along with IPTC tag names. Stories covering listed companies include the company’s stock market value code.
  • Availability: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Disseminated: internationally.
  • Delivery: satellite, FTP, download site AFP Forum
  • Technical formats: NewsML-G2, IIM, NewsML-1.1, ANPA
  • 06/07/2015 18:46

    Chainmail and mediaeval sensuality in Dior couture collection

    Christian Dior's creative director Raf Simons brought a "garden of earthly delights" to Paris Fashion Week on Monday, slipping models into luxurious chainmail in a couture collection inspired by mediaeval art and fashion.

  • 06/07/2015 17:58

    World's oldest person celebrates 116th birthday in NY

    She was a teenager during World War I and her life spans three centuries. On Monday, New Yorker Susannah Mushatt Jones celebrated her 116th birthday as the world's oldest living person.

  • 06/07/2015 15:52

    Philae's comet may host alien 'life': astronomers

    Astronomers proposed a novel explanation Monday for the strange appearance of the comet carrying Europe's robot probe Philae through outer space: alien microscopic life.

  • 06/07/2015 13:47

    Pamplona bull-run festival kicks off with wine-soaked party

    A sea of revellers decked in red and white sprayed wine on each other in a packed Pamplona square on Monday to kick off Spain's famed San Fermin running of the bulls festival.

  • 06/07/2015 09:50

    Greeks vote 'No' - What now? LIVE REPORT

    07:49 GMT - Greece Live Report - AFP IS OPENING A LIVE REPORT on the continuing crisis facing Greece after voters overwhelmingly rejected international creditors' harsh bailout terms and defied warnings of a possible "Grexit".

  • 06/07/2015 21:56

    Britain warns tourists of shortages risk in Greece

    Britain warned travellers to Greece that the situation there could "deteriorate rapidly" if no new debt deal was reached soon, instructing tourists to take medical supplies in case of shortages.

  • 06/07/2015 21:26

    'Militant Frenchmen' in Calais must be stopped: UK port boss

    "Mob rule" by "aggrieved militant Frenchmen" must not be allowed to keep disrupting trade at Britain's Port of Dover, its chief executive said Monday, after a wave of strikes by ferry workers.

  • 06/07/2015 21:24

    Froome looking to maintain lead until mountains

    Chris Froome will be looking to conserve his advantage over main Tour de France rivals Vincenzo Nibali, Alberto Contador and Nairo Quintana for the next week before the mountain stages begin.

  • 06/07/2015 21:09

    Southampton reject Man United Schneiderlin bid

    Southampton have turned down a bid from Premier League rivals Manchester United for midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin, according to the club's manager Ronald Koeman on Monday.

  • 06/07/2015 21:00

    Botham's Ashes tales fire up Buttler

    Ian Botham may not appreciate the comparison but there was no doubt Jos Buttler was paying him a compliment when he said listening to the England hero's tales of Ashes past was "like storytime with your granddad".

  • 06/07/2015 21:59

    Ex-US diplomat looks back on 50 years of ties with Cuba

    As the US diplomats headed out to sea, their embassy in Havana closed but still visible on the horizon, the lights in its windows flickered.

  • 06/07/2015 21:55

    UN seeks further inquiry on Hammarskjold crash

    New information uncovered by a UN panel on the death of former secretary-general Dag Hammarskjold should be investigated to establish whether his plane was attacked just before it crashed in southern Africa, the UN chief said Monday.

  • 06/07/2015 20:50

    Hungary parliament approves anti-migrant fence

    Hungary's parliament on Monday overwhelmingly approved the construction of a controversial fence on the border with Serbia to keep out migrants, under new legislation that also tightens asylum application rules.

  • 06/07/2015 20:27

    Gunmen attack Mexico Black Hawk, 6 suspects killed

    Mexican marines killed six suspected criminals after the gunmen shot at their Black Hawk helicopter in the drug violence-plagued northern state of Tamaulipas over the weekend, the navy said Monday.

  • 06/07/2015 20:24

    Two pilots killed in Russian military jet crash

    Two pilots of a Russian military aircraft were killed Monday when their jet crashed during a training mission in the far east of the country, the defence ministry said, the latest in a string of accidents involving military planes.